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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 25 Feb 21 12.39pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

As some of you may have noticed, I'm in full reminiscing mode at the moment. When you get to my age, coupled with the present unpleasantness outside, it actually becomes therapeutic.

Anyway, I've just loaded a new, well, very old but new to me, 45 into my jukebox and it set me thinking about the first record I bought.

There was a record store by Wallington Green where you could listen to records in a booth to decide whether or not to buy. I'd saved up some cash from my paper round and entered this store filled with some trepidation and having not finally decided on my purchase. Having browsed for a while I came out clutching a copy of Cathy's Clown by the Everley Brothers which I still have. It was 1960.

So, I wonder what record you first bought? I'd be interested, purely out of historical curiosity. Or should that be hysterical? I don't know anymore.

If you'd prefer I didn't bother you with this stuff please say so. I'll just go off in a huff.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View nettletoneagle's Profile nettletoneagle Flag market rasen 25 Feb 21 12.45pm Send a Private Message to nettletoneagle Add nettletoneagle as a friend

Nice thread Old Geezer, makes a change from Roy out etc.
The first record we got was free with our new record player, think it was a Pye black box. It was the number one single at the time by one hit wonders, The Beatles and She Loves You. Wonder what became of them. The last 45 I bought was a box set by The Fall on RSD 2019 and cost £50

 

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Originally posted by nettletoneagle

Nice thread Old Geezer, makes a change from Roy out etc.
The first record we got was free with our new record player, think it was a Pye black box. It was the number one single at the time by one hit wonders, The Beatles and She Loves You. Wonder what became of them. The last 45 I bought was a box set by The Fall on RSD 2019 and cost £50

Ha, ha thanks. I didnít buy She Loves You till about 4 years ago. Cost a lot more than the original 3/6 I can tell you. That's bloody eBay for you.

 

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Let it Be. I couldnít afford it on my own so got it with a friend who lived down the road. I think it was about 4/3d each which was a lot at the time. The idea was to keep it for a week each then he moved to Bromley and took my record collection with him.

 

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View Come to Daddy's Profile Come to Daddy Flag 25 Feb 21 1.16pm Send a Private Message to Come to Daddy Add Come to Daddy as a friend

Antmusic, I think. I'm not sure if it was exactly bought or there was some sort of saving coupons from somewhere that you could redeem for a single at Woolies type thing.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 25 Feb 21 1.35pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

unfortunatly it was
i'd like to teach the world to sing - the new seekers
1971-72?
2nd was 'see my baby jive'-wizzrd.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 25 Feb 21 1.37pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Willo may well relate to 78's

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 25 Feb 21 1.47pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

The 1st single i ever bought with my own pocket money was . . .

Charlie Drake . . .Mr Custer(1960)

Got it in WHSmiths in Streatham(opp Odean) upstairs where you could listen in the booths

 


Is now OFFICIALLY retired.

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 25 Feb 21 1.48pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

Willo may well relate to 78's

You may be right. I didn't buy any, but my old man bought All Shook Up by Elvis on 78 - unfortunately it had an accident. Shame because they're rare and worth a few bob these days.

I have still got Davey Crockett on a Woollies Embassy label 78 though (and a few others I'm too ashamed to mention).

 

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First record ever bought was Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks, god knows why, i was 11 at the time.
Second was a few years later Milk and Alcohol by Dr Feelgood.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 25 Feb 21 1.54pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Blockbuster by Sweet or it might have been Crazy Horses by The Osmonds

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 25 Feb 21 1.58pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel. Sad basically.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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